Boating Safety Tips!

00_boat_safe_web_8-1497883928-8831Be ready for Safe Boating for 4th of July!

One of the busiest boating holidays will be here before we know it – 4th of July. There’s no better time to take a boat out on the water than Independence Day. Summer is in full swing so the weather is beautiful and most people are off work and school so the whole family can enjoy a day on the water. It’s the perfect way to cap off your long weekend.

With the increase in boats on the water, and people celebrating, boating safety is that much more important. Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day often account for more than one-third of annual boating accidents and fatalities. So with that in mind, here are some tips that will allow you to stay safe when taking the boat out on this holiday weekend.

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea to review boating safety rules before you go out boating. Here are some basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: Continue reading

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Tour of Princeton

princeton-tour-company0_d84d95dc-5056-b3a8-49569459a53c1e99On this scenic 3 mile stroll, you’ll learn the chronological history of Princeton University while seeing all the essential sites on Princeton campus – including Nassau Hall, Princeton Chapel, Prospect Garden, Blair Hall and Rockefeller College. Outside the gates, you’ll see the homes and hangouts of Albert Einstein, F Scott Fitzgerald, TS Eliot, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Wood Johnson and more! The public tours begin at 116 Nassau Street inside the Princeton University Store and end in the heart of downtown inside Mistral restaurant at 66 Witherspoon Street. Private tours are available year round. Please call 1-855-743-1415 to inquire about availability.

Princeton HomeGoods stores “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign to benefit the Jimmy Fund

From now through June 28, Princeton HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer.

More than 415 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 16th annual “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund. Customers can also purchase a limited edition reusable shopping bag featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund patients Evan Yu, a 17-year-old (a 16-year old when he designed the bag) junior at Brookline High School in Boston and Aishah Alyammahi, a 15-year-old from the United Arab Emirates. Each of these designs will be available for purchase for $0.99 during the campaign. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 to the Jimmy Fund for each bag purchased. Continue reading

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

so_group_photoSaturday, June 10th at 7 PM at the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University

Sponsored by Princeton Violins, LLC, Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra presents its 57th Annual Spring Concert at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. GPYO will feature Concerto Competition Winner, Anna Gugliotta performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto, first movement.   The Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will also present works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Borodin, Holst, Prokofiev,Suppe under the batons of Dr. Arvin Gopal and Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.  This concert will be a delight to all as well as an inspiration to upcoming musicians in the area. Pre-concert reception is at Nassau Presbyterian Church (in front of Richardson Auditorium) for all ticket holders from 5- 6:30pm.

GPYO is made up of elementary to high school students from Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, entrance is by competitive audition. Through their involvement with the orchestra, gifted young musicians from across central New Jersey and Pennsylvania hone their skills as performers in a large orchestral group, as well as in chamber and quartet ensembles. They learn to work with others in pursuing common goals, and enrich all of our lives through public performances of classical music.

The concert orchestra is comprised of talented developing musicians ranging from middle school through high school. This ensemble offers students the full symphonic orchestra experience, which is not common amongst most school programs in New Jersey. The Symphonic Orchestra is the flagship ensemble for the GPYO. Students invited to play in the symphonic orchestra enjoy playing music of the highest
level, most of which is played by professional ensembles around the world.

Go Bananas: 18 Ways to Decorate With Yellow

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(Image credit: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors)

Yellow. It’s sunny, cheerful, full of life, and just all around happy. So when you use it on your interiors, chances are you’ll be bringing some of these attributes into your home. Wrap your walls with it, upholster your chairs, or use it sparingly in your artwork. Whether you’re looking to make a bold, vibrant statement or evoke an understated warmth, yellow is a sure-fire stop on the color wheel. Take a look at these 18 spaces that have us going bananas over all things yellow.

The award for chicest pool house I’ve ever seen goes to designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd, who turned to lovely mix of yellow and purple in this space she designed as part of a past Hamptons Showhouse. Her sunny choices for the wallcovering and window treatments will make you want to dive right in.

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Journey Under the Sea for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

L to R: Pat Parton as Triton, Gabrielle Affleck Ursula, Rachael Shadle as Ariel

An underwater spectacular is coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. The Yardley Players present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Fridays, May 26 and June 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 28 and June 4 at 2 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on May 26.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BUYING AND COLLECTING ART

twyla-guide-to-buying-and-collecting-art_7-e1488899091188One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works of art to filter through, where does one even begin? Enter Ariel Saldivar, VP of artist relations for Twyla, a new e-commerce site devoted to making access to exclusive works of art accessible to everyone. Ariel is here to share her top tips for buying and collecting art plus five favorite emerging artists whose works are available on Twyla.com.

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Nassau Film Festival Returns

2017-05-05_10-49-28The annual Nassau Film Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday May 20-21 featuring short films (less than 20 minutes in length)by filmmakers from over 40 countries spanning six continents. Films shown will be from award-winning and new filmmakers including some from those countries affected by the recent controversial travel ban. Directors will be there to discuss their films. Times are 9-3:30 on Saturday and 9-12:30 on Sunday; festival awards will be determined by filmgoers. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are all free at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. Please visit the Festival website at nassaufilmfestival.org; follow on Twitter @NassauFilmFest or on Facebook – Nassau Film Festival.

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Golf & Give Back

union-golf-club-263x300On May 22, Community Options, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and employment support to people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, will host its annual Spring Golf Classic at
Union League Golf Club at Torresdale in Philadelphia, PA.

All of the proceeds benefit Community Options and the people it supports, with a goal set at over $100,000.

“Planning the annual golf event is always a joy; not only because the
weather is getting nicer, but because we have a great opportunity to
further assist the people we support,” said Community Options
Enterprises Board of Directors Trustee, Phil Lian. “The fact that we are
returning to the site of our first-ever golf outing from over 20 years
ago makes it all the more special. It’s even more special because the
entire clubhouse and course was upgraded to the highest of standards by
the Union League of Philadelphia. We look forward to a great event.”

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11 a.m. The
shotgun start will kick off the golf festivities at 12 p.m. At the
conclusion of the round, a dinner and award ceremony will be held around
5:30 p.m.

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Easter Recipes & Table Settings

Plan your Easter Sunday celebration with menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas from the experts at Southern Living.

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Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott artfully layered Raynaud’s Festivite and Herend’s Fish Scale china with lavender Anna Weatherley chargers. But even when you’re thinking outside the box, keep the classics on lock: Old standbys, such as your grandmother’s silver flatware, can ground even the most contemporary scheme.

 

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